Hi Folks. Sorry for being offline so long. I am nearly recovered from this summer/fall activities.
Election time is rapidly approaching. NCCPN needs your help in changing the laws concerning medical cannabis. Will you commit to joining the local Democrat and Republican county parties? By joining you will have access to the schedule of political speakers for your county. Use this information to know when you can address the candidate about your need for medical cannabis in a public forum. When you have the floor ask for a show of hands in support of medical cannabis. You just might find you have more support than you think in your area. Why go to this trouble? We can have a say in this state if we get out and do the political thing. Every time someone speaks for medical cannabis at these town hall meetings the politicians take note of the support in the room. Where MMJ has never been discussed in public the locals might be afraid to speak up until someone else speaks out. We have a large portion of the population on our side. The public wants change to cannabis laws but lack direction on how to go about getting the law changed. We can help the public reach the goal of medical cannabis for NC only if they know we are out here fighting for this goal.
Get the info about the meetings and go tell your story to the Democrats and the Republicans. Show up at as many meetings as possible and try to speak at each one. Ask if the candidate will go on record in support of medical cannabis. If not why not? Ask for a show of hands in support of medical cannabis from the crowd. Numbers will affect how a politician views a subject. If you and some friends can pack a meeting you would be sure to have plenty of support. Go to as many meetings as is possible for you. Every meeting will have different folks attending so each time you go you have an almost new audience to speak to as you ask your candidate your questions. We can make effective change if enough people will commit to the time needed to get this done. Other members want to know which candidates support our cause so they can vote believers into office. When we can show the support medical cannabis has in the general population equals the poll numbers we will have some political pull. But this cannot happen without someone's time and energy in each county. Do you want medical cannabis enough to stand in public and ask for change? Nothing will change until enough of us speak out for our need in public. Only then will others know of our need and be able to support us. Can you conquer your fear for this good cause?